The ability to fully enjoy sound slips for everybody over time. It might be temporary, but it could also be permanent. How you assess and react could make a huge difference not only in your ability to enjoy the sound but how your overall health progresses.
In some cases, you may be able to regain lost hearing. Occasionally, hearing can be impaired by wax buildup, an infection, or growth that impairs auditory processing.
Other times, hearing loss is the result of an injury, damaging exposure to loud volumes, or aging. In these cases, it’s highly unlikely full hearing will be restored without technology.
In other words, it’s unlikely to come back.
But that doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. There is a variety of hearing aid options available that can help restore hearing and potentially prevent further damage.
When your hearing starts to slip, it can have a big effect on your mood and overall health. It can add stress as you struggle to hear friends and family members. Over time, it can be quite isolating. It’s common for people with hearing trouble to withdraw socially and become more isolated.
Isolation resulting from hearing loss can increase the risk for depression, dementia, and heart trouble.
Hearing aids are available in a variety of styles and types that can help bring full sound back to your life. They vary based on lifestyle and requirements and are a far cry from the hearing aids of the past.
These days, some hearing aids are hidden, making them virtually unnoticeable to others. Fit has also been improved, allowing for greater comfort and better usage.
If you and your doctor have determined that your hearing is diminishing and not coming back, consider hearings aids as an option. They can re-engage you with the world and potentially stave off poorer health outcomes.